Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation

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Mike Yarrow Peace Fellowship Applications for 2022-23:

Deadline 6/15/22

The June 2022 edition of our Newsletter, Pacific Call, is now available! 8 pages of thought-provoking articles for you to read online, download, or print. Click here to get to the full pdf version. Or click here to get a list of individual articles to read online.

SPRING ASSEMBLY

2022 was on

SATURDAY APRIL 30.

The theme for our annual Spring Assembly was “Defending and Extending Democracy Using Nonviolence.” A description of the event and resource list relating to the presentations is available here. We will have links to recordings of the event soon.

An enthusiastic crowd came together on Dec 12 in a fundraising concert organized by our Tacoma Chapter. Folksinger Tom Rawson returned to help raise much needed funds for our Afghan Friends. Click here to read all about it.

Many thanks to Tom and his partner Lynn for a great time, with meaningful songs and some that were lighthearted fun. Over the years, Tom has generously offered his singing and song-leading for WWFOR and several of our chapters, as well as being the song leader at our Northwest regional conferences at Seabeck. See https://www.tomrawson.com/ for more about Tom and his music.

2021 WWFOR Fall Retreat was held on Nov. 13.
Bridging Our Differences. Civility First …. So We Can Work Together
Click here to see what happened there.

WWFOR & BRAVER ANGELS PRESENTED A DEPOLARIZING WITHIN WORKSHOP
Online Saturday July 17, 2021 on Zoom
This free Workshop was designed to foster skills to lessen the effects of polarization when encountered in political conversations. Click here to read a report about this workshop




Working for Racial Justice

Fellowship of Reconciliation has a long history of working for racial justice. Many civil rights activists were (or still are) members of FOR including Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King Jr., and James Lawson. Locally we have worked for police accountability, economic justice, health care for all, and resolved to be anti-racism activists.
We are happy to see a racial justice awakening, especially among white people who have been in denial. We have never been in a “post-racial” society. We are grateful to the Black Lives Matter activists who are leading the way to a more just country. Let’s acknowledge our country’s shameful past and work to make a difference here and now! Several members of WWFOR’s Regional Council (our decision making body) have gotten together to work on racial justice; this group has compiled some useful resources. Click below for resources.
Resources for Racial Justice


Seeking to replace war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, equality, peace and justice.

Since 1915, the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has carried on programs and educational projects concerning domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience.